Here's a quick rundown on a few news items from the start of the week:
With its new AEConnect transatlantic cable now in service, Aqua Comms is out there stretching its reach into all the right places on either side of the Atlantic. Today it was in London, where the subsea operator announced that Telehouse will be providing a European hub for the system at its Docklands data center campus. They are joining Telehouse Carrier-Interconnect there, enabling easy interconnection to some 750 other networks.
In Delaware, Broad Valley Micro Networks has been busy on the NASCAR circuit. With the help of Ciena gear and LightRiver Technologies expertise, they designed, built, and now operate a WiFi over Ethernet/Fiber platform at the Dover International Speedway. The new infrastructure helped power the events over this past weekend, eliminating bandwidth bottlenecks and improving connectivity for both fans and commerce.
Over in the UK, the data center operator VIRTUS says it's had a great start to the year. While private and not giving out actual numbers, they have won new contracts with T-Systems, Symantec, Global Cloud Xchange, Vnetrix, and Access Point as well as an expanded relationship with the research and education group JISC. VIRTUS bought hInfinity Slough a few months back, which now serves as their LONDON4 facility.
And in the category of infrastructure services that are new to me, Montico has won a nationwide contract with AT&T. Montico specializes in using drones to do aerial surveys, and will be supplying views and data on AT&T's towers and compounds around the country. Whether to assess damage or just keep track of assets, it seems like a usage of drone technology that makes more sense than most.